For the first time, Union Presbyterian Seminary will be led by a woman

The Board of Trustees has named Jacqueline E. Lapsley to be the eighth president of Union Presbyterian Seminary.

As the first woman to lead the Seminary in its 211-year history, Lapsley is used to being a trailblazer. She was the first woman to serve as dean and vice president for academic affairs at Princeton Theological Seminary, a position she has held since 2018.

Co-chairs of the search committee Steve Allred and Lori Archer Raible said, “As Union Presbyterian Seminary is poised to engage the many significant challenges facing theological education, Dr. Lapsley brings a depth of administrative experience, a deep devotion to Christian education, and an abiding commitment to the Church. These leadership gifts will help us build a stronger community across both the Richmond and Charlotte campuses as we strive to be the church in the world.”

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